Join us on October 23 for an afternoon of inspiring talks and performances featuring some of the world’s bravest activists — a master class in the struggle for freedom around the globe.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster today. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click here.


Confirmed speakers include:


• Masih Alinejad, irrepressible Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist founder of My Stealthy Freedom, an online movement opposed to the mandatory dress code, and the #whitewednesdays protest campaign.
• Thae Yong-Ho, the highest ranking diplomat to ever defect from North Korea, considered #1 on the Kim regime assassination list.
• Denise Ho, Cantopop singer, prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy protester, and LGBTQI activist.
• Evan Mawarire, Zimbabwean civil rights activist, pastor, and leader of the #ThisFlag movement galvanized popular opposition to the late dictator Robert Mugabe.
• Garry Kasparov, HRF chairman, chess grandmaster, and outspoken democracy activist from Russia.
• Aric Toler, digital researcher focused on unmasking Russian assassins, documenting chemical weapons attacks, and marshaling investigative journalism to expose human rights violations.
• Lisa Sánchez, fierce advocate for drug policy reform and critic of Mexico’s increasing militarization.
• Pete Pattison, award-winning investigative journalist who uncovered the slave labor at the heart of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
• Gustavo Tovar, former leader of the Venezuelan student movement and celebrated human rights advocate and film director.
• Vanessa Tsehaye, Eritrean free speech activist and founder of One Day Seyoum, an organization that raises awareness about the crackdown on democratic ideals in Eritrea.
• Christopher Balding, global finance expert, China scholar, and co-author of “Who Owns Huawei?,” a report exposing the Chinese regime’s control of the multinational company.


Doors open at 1 p.m.. Event will start promptly at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster at four levels:

$50 – Standard Ticket

$25 – Nonprofit rate (please email [email protected] for the discount code)

$10 – Student Ticket (you will need to present a valid student ID to enter with this ticket)

$1,000 – VIP ticket (grants access to a private dinner with the speakers later that evening, and gives preferred seating)


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